Daedalic busts out first glimpse of 1954: Alcatraz

Daedalic Entertainment must have a thing for incarceration.  First Edna & Harvey needed to break out of an insane asylum, and now players will need to help a thief named Joe escape "The Rock" in the German developer's upcoming thriller, 1954: Alcatraz.

In 1950s San Francisco, a man named Joe is sentenced to 40 years in Alcatraz for armed robbery.  He's determined to escape, but no one has ever broken out of the infamous prison before. He'll need his wife's help, but she's got problems of her own, as a fellow gangster is threatening her life if she doesn't hand over the stolen swag.  But only Joe knows where it's stashed, and the "entire North Beach is searching for the jackpot. Will our hero be successful in the race for the loot?"

Co-produced by Daedalic and Irresponsible Games, whose founder Gene Mocsy was the co-writer of A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, Alcatraz promises 90 hand-painted, fully researched period locations in San Francisco, North Beach and Alcatraz, over 20 characters to interact with, and a non-linear plot with alternate endings based on crucial decisions made by players that determine the fates of the characters.

There is currently no firm release date for 1954: Alcatraz, but the game is scheduled for release some time this year.

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